Paris - Post Report Question and Answers
Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?
Qualified vets: Yes, though finding English-speaking can be a challenge sometimes. Walkers/Kennel: I used Rover.com to find walkers and lucked out with a few really good ones. For kennel services, I used Rock'n'Dog Pensione Familiale in Normandy. For 7+ days, they don't charge for pickup/dropoff, and they're excellent with dogs with behavior issues (anxiety, aggression, reactivity, etc). Lots of outdoor time, walks, and socialization. Quarantine: No quarantine required upon entry to France. Other considerations: Parisians are wildly judgmental if your dog is not perfectly behaved and also like to tell you how to handle your dog, which can be frustrating. Also, many Parisian dogs are off leash; while most are eerily well behaved, some are not and will run right up to other dogs. Worse, the owners will assure you it's ok, even if you assure them your dog may eat theirs. Learn the French for "mean dog" if your dog doesn't love other dogs or spontaneous petting by strangers. There are some poo-bag dispensers, but bring your own and don't contribute to poopy sidewalks. Places to Take your Dog: the Bois (keep an eye out for prostitutes and their johns); Ile de Puteaux; Sceaux (dog park in NW corner); Fontainebleau forest; many restaurants outside of Paris welcome furry friends. - Jul 2020
No. The pet care is excellent. There are not many kennels but there are providers who will pick up your pets and keep them outside of Paris for a reasonable fee. - Aug 2015
No quarantine required, good vets are available. - Feb 2015
No. - Sep 2010
No. - Apr 2009